The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The scheme was launched in Mahatma Gandhiji's birth centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of students in Colleges, Universities, polytechnics and at +12 level working for a campus-community linkage.
Cardinal principle of the NSS program: It is organized by the students themselves and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. The objective of the National Service Scheme is “development of the personality of students through community service”. It aims to inculcate social welfare in students and to provide service to society without any bias. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. It also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, services, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
The Motto of NSS is "Not Me, But You", which reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa. NSS Day is celebrated on 24th September every year. NSS activities are classified in two, Regular activities (one day or half day activity) and Special camps (One week residential camp in a village).
Dept. of IEM, SSIT
NSS Program Co-Ordinator, SSAHE
Dept. of ETE, SSIT
NSS Officer, SSIT